Excerpt from the movie "Away We Go"

“Okay, watch this.  Here is you two guys.Okay, so you kiss, you do other things and then you make a baby.  The baby comes in there and he nestles in.  And you guys hug and get real tight.  And then we do this…It’s your house.  Now what is this?  Is that a home?  Is that a family? No.  No, of course not.  That’s just the raw material.  The people, the walls, the furniture.  Okay, so that’s the basics.  But that’s not a home.  That’s not a family.  What binds it all together is this.  This is love.  Yes, here we go.  This is your love, guys.  Here it comes.  The patience, your consideration, your better selves.  Man, you just have no idea how good you can be.  But you have to use all of it.  All of it.  It’s not like simple masonry, where you use a little layer of mortar between each row of bricks.  No.  With this, you have to use tons of it.  For every brick, there’s a half-ton of mortar.  Mortar, syrup.  Syrup, mortar.  It is all the same.  It’s the glue.  It’s all those good things you have in you.  The love, the wisdom, the generosity.  The selflessness. The patience.  Patience.  At 3:00 am, when everyone’s awake because Ibrahim is sick and he can’t find the bathroom and he just puked in Katya’s bed.  Patience when you blink…when you blink and it’s 5:30 and it is time to get up again, and you know you’re going to be tired all day, all week, all your fucking life. And you are thinking, “What happened to Greece?  “What happened to swimming naked off the coast of Greece?”And you have to be willing to make the family out of whatever you have.  You have to be so much better than you ever thought.”


~From the movie “Away We Go”

~ by cjt on October 26, 2012.

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